Sixth-grade students at Westside Elementary recently celebrated Medieval style to finish their unit of study on the Middle Ages. Students, parents, and teachers all came to the school for an evening of entertainment involving food, jousting, jesters, and singing. Students and teachers even dressed in Medieval attire.
Sixth-grade students at Westside Elementary recently designed catapults for an experiment in science class. Each group of 3-4 students was given a set of materials such as plastic spoons, tape, rubberbands and cups to design the catapult that would shoot a small marshmallow at least five meters. After every group designed and modified their design, they had a contest to see which catapult would get a marshmallow the farthest. This study of catpapults coincided with a social studies unit on the Middle Ages.